Le Murier de Viels
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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Today we travelled 186 miles to Beaulieu sur Dordogne. Travelling through a range of beautiful scenery including the volcanic region of Puy du dome near Clement Ferrand where we climbed heights of 1065 metres the journey was pleasant as we avoided autoroutes travelling on the quiet backroads. The temperature was a cooler ...
We decided to not have a big driving day as Craig had a very sore neck. Dave and
Christina headed off to Albi and we headed for Villafranche de Rouergue where there was a big Thursday market. A larger town again with a square with ancient arcades around its sides which lent itself well to a market. Many stallholders who had been at the larger Saint Anton Val Noble market although this one was ...
... Returned to the watermill for lunch and the day seemed to be getting hotter as. Our afternoon visit was taken up with a visit to another chateau, this time Bruniquel, perched above the River Aveyron on top of a sheer 100m cliff. Was impressive but not as impressive as the one at Najac as they were doing it up gradually and unfortunately putting in glass and many places you could not go into. Was apparently the set of a French film a while ago ...
... area and this one which was just across the river from where we are staying. A steep climb up the hill once we left the river - was incredibly hot and did not really know where we were going. Although it was hot there were many spring flowers just coming out and everything looked green and fresh. Craig and Charlotte headed on hoping for a loop track but the rest of us decided it was too hot and we would walk back the ...
... to the Notre Dame and this can only be accessed by 216 steps, of which the pilgrims often climb by their knees. We tried doing, but did not succeed and climbed the rest of the way on foot. There is a list of Saints and political leaders that have made the climb on their knees and it included St Anthony in 1226, Pope Jean XXII in 1320 and King Louis XI of France who did it twice in 1443 and 1446.
We were all amazed by the beauty of this town and ...